Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects. Subsequently banned, its scriptwriter was among the most wanted intellectuals after the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A. C. Warden and Karen Hirsch. Jungleland by... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S. dairy products, and a showdown at the border of the two... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 1 2-year war in El Salvador has not ended. On top of unemployment, discrimination and exploitation, the U.S. has refused to recognize their status as refugees. Newly arrived Salvadoran families describe the other war which has just begun for those in El Salvador:-one where Salvadorans must confront their own devastated country. Produced by Roberto Arevalo in cooperation with Somerville... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
From One Prison: Part 2: women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
To most North Americans, Central America is a blur of incomprehensible political violence. This program puts together excerpts on the countries that make up the region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US. government. The show includes segments of powerful and investigative documentaries such as "Dark Light of Dawn" (about military repression under the new civilian rule in Guatemala) and "Enough Crying of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Underground video was an important tool during the Marcos era and contributed to the Aquino revolution. In the rejuvenated atmosphere within traditional Philippine media institutions, President Aquino has become the protagonist in a soap opera and the brunt of ribald satiric humor. A skit on a weekly comedy show Six O'Clock News, where a genial Bush twists Aquino's arm for continued U.S. military bases. Next, an emotional melodrama uses double exposure and surreal juxtapositions to address the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in... ( 1 reviews )
Made for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), this tape examines women's role in the South African economy. From domestic workers to professionals, a wide range of women share their experience of competing in the racist and male-dominated economy while discussing possible solutions. Produced by VNS (South Africa)
Unbalancing the Newsâ looks at the work of citizen activists who use community television to challenge the mainstream news enterprise. What is ""newsworthy"" and who decides? It also looks at how this concept is changing as community television producers redefine the ""news"" as a practical means for social critique Topics: Media, Women, News, Community Television, TV
In the media coverage of the Persian Gulf War, even the pretense of a separation between the press and state was abandoned. This show explores the relationship between corporate sponsorship and media censorship via coverage of the "Challenge the Media" demonstration in NYC in January 1991. FAlR's Renu Nahata slices through the hype of mainstream Gulf War media coverage while Camcorder Commandos show the networks a thing or two about investigative journalism, exposing the links between... Topics: Gulf War, Middle East, Media, Art, Globalization, Youth, Mass Media, Popular Culture, Peace,...
byAmy Melnick, in cooperation with Cambridge Community Television and the War Resisters League
A TV teach-in on the campaign to stop war toys and the televised glorification of violence. The show features a panel of parents, teachers, activists, veterans and children addressing questions and comments LIVE from the audience. For over thirty years, nearly as long as television has existed, there has been a debate over whether televised violence produces violent behavior in children. This special examines this issue in the broader context of war toys, as well as, their television...
Tape 1 talking about speeches she's made and the audience response, cultural differences and impresions, what the war could mean in the long run. Tape 2 America invades other countries because it has the power to get away with it, controlling oil means controlling world, distinction between government and people, talking to congressmen/women, stupid assumptions people make about other cultures, etc
This ten-part series is a response to the use of public access channels by white supremacists, addressing the controversy that ensues between civil rights and civil liberties. The debate reached its peak in Kansas City, Missouri when the Ku Klux Klan applied for time on the local access channel. The city council, in response to city-wide pressure, voted to give up their access channel rather than accept Klan programming. Facing a possible law suit by access users, the city council eventually...
byPat Keeton, Pennee Bender, Ken Nash and Carol Anshien
This showcase of public access labor programming covers some of the most important issues facing working people today: the demand for concessions, plant closings, health and safety issues, the impact of automation and computer technology, the status of women's work and solidarity with workers of Central America and South Africa. Alternative news, documentary, talk show and music video formats provide an insightful and creative examination of issues involving exploitation and livelihood seldom... Topic: deep dish tv
Six indigenous leaders from Central and South America discuss the 500 Years Campaign, which began as indigenous people's response to the Quincentenary celebration and has developed as an ongoing dialogue among indigenous activists. Coordinating Producers: Nilo Cayugueo, Glenn Switkes and Jerry Pozo for the South and Meso American Indian Information Center (SAIIC)
The stereotype of Cuban television is endless speeches by Fidel Castro chomping on a big cigar. Actually, it is in many ways similar to our own: the programming includes game shows, soap operas and music videos. There is one big difference: Cuban TV is not a commercial system. It has no advertisements except news of upcoming programs and short public service announcements. "Stone's Throw" consists of two half-hour programs which include a typical mix of the form and content of...
An accelerated decline of the US economy, labor, housing and healthcare lie in the wake of the Gulf War. The billions spent on destruction in this war could have been spent on ecological projects, housing and education. This program includes: Michio Kaku, physicist; Adrienne Wing, National Conference of Black Lawyers; Dr. Yolanda Huet Vaughn, family practice physician who refused reserve duty in the Gulf; Michael Moore, director of Roger and Me, on the war and the auto industry; Seymour Melman,...
This section of L.A. Freewaves: Experimental Video from Southern California includes short videos by children, students, independent producers and artists about the L.A. uprising, and reactions to the acquittal of the four officers charged in the Rodney King case. Topics: California, Los Angeles, Rodney King, video, students, youth, independent art, race, LA
The ongoing "farm crisis" has had a devastating impact not only on the lives of individual farm families, but also on the towns they live in and the land now taken over by the corporate farms. Shortsighted exploitation has eroded the healthfulness of the land and the food it produces. From pastors in Wisconsin to Native Americans in Utah, people around the country agree that the way out of the crisis lies in changing people's attitudes. The land and people must be seen not as...
Si Se Puede traces the struggle for better wages and dignity among members of the Service Employees union in Los Angeles in 1990, where scores of peaceful protesters were met with police brutality. Days Work Productions (LA, CA) Daily News is Bad News is a first hand look at the Daily News union-busting tactics and workers' strategies for fighting back. Daily News reporter, Juan Gonzalez is featured along with an exclusive interview with publisher James Hoge. Produced by Labor at the...
Who draws the lines (and points the surveillance cameras) to make sure everyone knows their place? In Annie Goldson's "Counter Terror," the threat of violence and harassment experienced by nationalists when they cross the border of Northern Ireland is described in chilling detail; the arbitrariness and impact of 'where the line is drawn' is enacted in Dan Martin's "An International Fiction"; and a community festival in the South Bronx shows how cultures, through television,...
Click to see Part 1: Visions of Freedom by Carla Leshne and Sasha Magee and the Critical Resistance Production Collective Outlines the growth of the prison industrial complex and the social and the social tradeoff being made to support it. It also looks at the repression industry in the context of the global economy. Interviews, music and commentary taped at the Critical Resistance Conference in Berkeley. With Angela Davis, Ramona Africa, Bruce Franklin, Christian Parent, Mike Davis, Joyce...
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere.
Covers various womens issues. Includes: I am your sister conference over view- produced by Jennifer Abod. Featuring Audre Lorde and Mab Seagrest- North Carolinians against racist and religious violence, and Joanne C. Chang- Asian American for equality. Different Threads, One Fabric by Kate Gallager, interviews women including Anne Burns, Catholic Lay Minister, discusses Family AIDS Ministry. The Brookline Look: Model Mugging by Brookline Access Television, self defense training. John Elliot...
March 8th --International Women's Day-- was inspired by a militant street demonstration in 1908, when women from sweatshops and tenements on New York's Lower East Side marched to Union Square with demands for higher wages, better working conditions, the right to vote and an end to child labor. For the sixth consecutive year, the International Women's Day Video Festival commemorates this occasion with productions by women worldwide. This year the festival includes tapes from Sweden, Israel and...
byOsa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions
2-Spirited people (Native lesbians and Gay men) from the Bay Area share their experience of overlapping gender, ethnic and cultural identities as they explore and define their visions of utopia. Coordinating Producer: Osa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions (Oakland, CA )
Women from across the United States and around the world celebrate International Women's Day through video. The global changes that are taking place as we near the century's end are profoundly affecting women's lives and lifestyles everywhere. Segments include: Women's Strategies for Self-Empowerment; Feminist Visions Meet Tele-Vision; "No Trespassing Allowed" Women Fighting for Personal and Political Rights; and Living the Lives We Deserve. Topic: Women, Woman, Film, Video, Feminism, Feminist, Women's Rights, Art, Women's Movement, Community...
Native women have historically been objectified and stereotyped in popular culture. Only recently are the voices and visions of Native women emerging in media. This program celebrates the new generation of Native women active in film and video who are reclaiming the image, ability and power of Native women to define their own identities in the world. Coordinating Producers: Suzanne Henry, Luz Guerra and Claudia Sperber for the Women's Media Project (Austin, Texas)
A sensitive portrait of Elvia Alvarado, a campesino leader in Honduras who dedicated her life to organizing. Her story demonstrates the cruelty of poverty and how people can work together to change their reality. Produced by Laura Rodriguez and Rick Tejada Flores (Honduras/San Francisco, CA)
This program is a look at the background of Mumia and the case against him. It describes his youth as an organizer with the Black Panther Party and the events surrounding the Move tragedy, intercut with an interview with Mumia from prison. Produced by Chris Bratton and Lamar Williams (Chicago, IL/Harrisburg PA)
From One Prison: Part 1: Women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war
This tape confronts the mainstream media's distortion of what's going on in Central America and the complete lack of coverage of how North Americans are responding to US policies. Images not usually seen on gringo TV screens include homesick Gl's on maneuvers in Honduras, a Republican state senator's sympathy for the Sandinistas and a theater group's enactment of an El Salvadoran death squad's visit to Lafayette Park across from the White House. Produced by Martha Wallner Topic: deep dish tv
Video artist and teacher Martha Rosler looks at the media portrayal of Mary Beth Whitehead and Mr. Sperm in the debate over property rights to a baby girl and control of women's bodies. Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY, NY)
Bob Kinney looks at the media and government responses to AIDS, targeting the myths, indifference, and inaction of the authorities in the face of the epidemic. Produced by Paper Tiger TV/Southwest San Diego, CA.
Part five of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
Part of the series: Behind Censorship: The Assault on Civil Liberties. Issues of media access, coverage decisions and the corporate underwriting of the media industry have been placed in sharp focus after the Gulf War. Paper Tiger TV looks at how and why certain stories are given prominence and how communities can contest those choices. Topics: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Media, Corporate, Gulf War, Coverage
Highlights from the International Tribunal of Indigenous People and Oppressed Nations in the U.S., held in San Francisco in October 1992. Native Americans, African Americans, Puerto Ricans and Chicanos submit evidence to a distinguished jury of international representatives, indicting the U.S. on charges of genocide, imperialism and racism. Produced by Mission Creek Video.
A 2-part program focusing on the perspectives and experiences of people of African descent and Latinos, from the Caribbean and Central America. Pt. 1: The Caribbean Experience goes from the histories of resistance against colonialism to plans for the economic and political empowerment of the region. Pt. 2: A Puerto Rican Experience presents highlights from a conference on the Puerto Rican struggle against U.S. colonialism, held in May 1992. Coordinating Producers: John Crow and Waldaba Stewart...
The Spirit of TV documents the first time the Walapi tribe in the Brazilian Amazon is introduced to video. Making Waves is a documentary about how community groups in Bolivia are using video. It documents a Quecha Indian production group making music videos that preserve their cultural heritage. Topics: Native American, Indian, Indigenous, Brazil, Bolivia, Video, Music, Making Waves, Walapi, Quecha